Iceland - Birth rate, crude (per 1,000 people)

The value for Birth rate, crude (per 1,000 people) in Iceland was 12.50 as of 2015. As the graph below shows, over the past 55 years this indicator reached a maximum value of 28.00 in 1960 and a minimum value of 12.50 in 2015.

Definition: Crude birth rate indicates the number of live births occurring during the year, per 1,000 population estimated at midyear. Subtracting the crude death rate from the crude birth rate provides the rate of natural increase, which is equal to the rate of population change in the absence of migration.

Source: (1) United Nations Population Division. World Population Prospects, (2) Census reports and other statistical publications from national statistical offices, (3) Eurostat: Demographic Statistics, (4) United Nations Statistical Division. Population and Vita

See also:

Year Value
1960 28.00
1961 25.50
1962 25.80
1963 26.00
1964 25.30
1965 24.60
1966 24.00
1967 22.20
1968 21.00
1969 20.70
1970 19.70
1971 20.80
1972 22.40
1973 21.70
1974 19.90
1975 20.10
1976 19.50
1977 18.00
1978 18.60
1979 19.80
1980 19.80
1981 18.80
1982 18.50
1983 18.40
1984 17.20
1985 16.00
1986 16.40
1987 16.60
1988 18.70
1989 18.00
1990 18.70
1991 17.60
1992 17.70
1993 17.50
1994 16.70
1995 16.00
1996 16.10
1997 15.30
1998 15.20
1999 14.80
2000 15.30
2001 14.40
2002 14.10
2003 14.30
2004 14.50
2005 14.40
2006 14.50
2007 14.60
2008 15.20
2009 15.80
2010 15.40
2011 14.10
2012 14.10
2013 13.40
2014 13.40
2015 12.50

Limitations and Exceptions: Vital registers are the preferred source for these data, but in many developing countries systems for registering births and deaths are absent or incomplete because of deficiencies in the coverage of events or geographic areas. Many developing countries carry out special household surveys that ask respondents about recent births and deaths. Estimates derived in this way are subject to sampling errors and recall errors.

Statistical Concept and Methodology: Vital rates are based on data from birth and death registration systems, censuses, and sample surveys by national statistical offices and other organizations, or on demographic analysis. Data for the most recent year for some high-income countries are provisional estimates based on vital registers. The estimates for many countries are projections based on extrapolations of levels and trends from earlier years or interpolations of population estimates and projections from the United Nations Population Division.

Aggregation method: Weighted average

Periodicity: Annual

Classification

Topic: Health Indicators

Sub-Topic: Population